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PostSubject: Re: The Transformers Thread   Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:50 am

Mark Hamill to play evil Transformer
http://moviehole.net/2018129423mark-hamill-to-play-evil-transformer

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PostSubject: Re: The Transformers Thread   Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:17 pm

Paramount Looking to Reboot Transformers Franchise (without Micheal Bay) after Bumblebee Spinoff

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PostSubject: Re: The Transformers Thread   Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:43 pm

So I've had two grail pieces in my past with my Transformers collecting, the original G1 Megatron that came out in 1984 and the TakaraTomy Masterpiece Megatron. To say the least MP-5 Megatron was an insane disappointment due to its poor construction. That was primarily because everything about it was rushed and they did the best they could to piece it together in a turn around of just 12 days. I found out about MP-5 Megatron when I was just getting back into collecting Transformers again with the focus of my collection being Megatron. Needless to say I was disappointed with the MP-5 when I heard about it and it was hard to nail down. The other problem is that a lot of it was incomplete due to the oversized nature of it and the lack of stock and silencer that was the hallmark of Megatron's Gun mode he used to transform into before being modernized into a tank or jet. The Masterpiece line is like the Rolls Royce of the Transformers figures. Typically high-end and very expensive. Being on a fixed income that is beyond difficult to save up for in the end. MP-5 is largely regarded as problematic as well.

So I shelved it, and then I heard about the MP-36 Megatron on the way. I was excited, looking forward until I saw the retail price being not just a simple 175 or 200 dollars or so. No it was about 230 or 240 dollars. I shelved it instantly, but I loved the look. Thankfully I found an auction on eBay, from China, using the molds of the official toy. They gave the toy some modifications to improve issues widely reported in the first production runs, but also offered to produce a product that was way less than the SRP and much, much cheaper. The only problem is that it is regarded as KO produced outside of the production run, but it is worthy and practically a superior piece of craftsmanship either way. So I got this, my second grail piece, and my collection feels complete of my Megatron figures.



Thankfully I was able to transform him to gun mode and back and honestly I am insanely impressed by this. The joints are a bit overly tight. For instance, I was having trouble with the leg panels and getting them to expand parallel of each other, but after some elbow grease I was able to get it. This was before I transformed him to his gun mode. Yes, it comes with a plethora of accessories including the hallmark stock and silencer, but multiple faces, damage wear, a key to Vector Sigma, and a lot of weapons like his Energon Mace, Lightsaber Dagger, and a laser gun. I have to say I'm in love and I feel it will be the star of my collection. I really don't care if it is a KO. It's still awesome and the quality is superior to even what I hoped for in the end.

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PostSubject: Re: The Transformers Thread   Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:27 am

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So I've had two grail pieces in my past with my Transformers collecting, the original G1 Megatron that came out in 1984 and the TakaraTomy Masterpiece Megatron. To say the least MP-5 Megatron was an insane disappointment due to its poor construction. That was primarily because everything about it was rushed and they did the best they could to piece it together in a turn around of just 12 days. I found out about MP-5 Megatron when I was just getting back into collecting Transformers again with the focus of my collection being Megatron. Needless to say I was disappointed with the MP-5 when I heard about it and it was hard to nail down. The other problem is that a lot of it was incomplete due to the oversized nature of it and the lack of stock and silencer that was the hallmark of Megatron's Gun mode he used to transform into before being modernized into a tank or jet. The Masterpiece line is like the Rolls Royce of the Transformers figures. Typically high-end and very expensive. Being on a fixed income that is beyond difficult to save up for in the end. MP-5 is largely regarded as problematic as well.

So I shelved it, and then I heard about the MP-36 Megatron on the way. I was excited, looking forward until I saw the retail price being not just a simple 175 or 200 dollars or so. No it was about 230 or 240 dollars. I shelved it instantly, but I loved the look. Thankfully I found an auction on eBay, from China, using the molds of the official toy. They gave the toy some modifications to improve issues widely reported in the first production runs, but also offered to produce a product that was way less than the SRP and much, much cheaper. The only problem is that it is regarded as KO produced outside of the production run, but it is worthy and practically a superior piece of craftsmanship either way. So I got this, my second grail piece, and my collection feels complete of my Megatron figures.



Thankfully I was able to transform him to gun mode and back and honestly I am insanely impressed by this. The joints are a bit overly tight. For instance, I was having trouble with the leg panels and getting them to expand parallel of each other, but after some elbow grease I was able to get it. This was before I transformed him to his gun mode. Yes, it comes with a plethora of accessories including the hallmark stock and silencer, but multiple faces, damage wear, a key to Vector Sigma, and a lot of weapons like his Energon Mace, Lightsaber Dagger, and a laser gun. I have to say I'm in love and I feel it will be the star of my collection. I really don't care if it is a KO. It's still awesome and the quality is superior to even what I hoped for in the end.

Just curious, do you have the G2 version where he transforms into a tank?

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PostSubject: Re: The Transformers Thread   Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:41 pm

@Rhedosaurus wrote:

Just curious, do you have the G2 version where he transforms into a tank?

Yep!



Pic needs to be updated a bit. I had to redo my top shelf a bit to fit my MP-36 in, but you get the idea.

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PostSubject: Re: The Transformers Thread   Thu May 24, 2018 6:24 pm

Transformers 7 has been pulled from Paramount's movie making schedule.

So it's safe to say that Transformers 6 will end the franchise once and for all.

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PostSubject: Re: The Transformers Thread   Fri May 25, 2018 8:41 am

@Rhedosaurus wrote:
Transformers 7 has been pulled from Paramount's movie making schedule.

So it's safe to say that Transformers 6 will end the franchise once and for all.

There is still a 6th movie coming after the Bumblebee spin-off?

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PostSubject: Re: The Transformers Thread   Fri May 25, 2018 5:24 pm

@Bbrink1996 wrote:
@Rhedosaurus wrote:
Transformers 7 has been pulled from Paramount's movie making schedule.

So it's safe to say that Transformers 6 will end the franchise once and for all.

There is still a 6th movie coming after the Bumblebee spin-off?

Not anymore.


lol! lol! lol!

It looks like the Bumblebee spinoff movie is going to be the final Bayformers movie. This was for the best, but I do wish that the franchise would end with Transformers 6, only for the sake of wrapping things up instead of ending on a cliffhanger.

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PostSubject: Re: The Transformers Thread   Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:06 am


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PostSubject: Re: The Transformers Thread   Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:13 am

This looks really fun and adventurous. I'll probably see it on opening weekend.

Also, I know they've said that this is a prequel to the Bayformers movies, but theoretically speaking, if this is successful, they could just declare this is as the first movie in a rebooted series. Someone should tell Paramount about this.
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PostSubject: Re: The Transformers Thread   Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:11 am

@V.a.nublarensis wrote:
This looks really fun and adventurous. I'll probably see it on opening weekend.

Also, I know they've said that this is a prequel to the Bayformers movies, but theoretically speaking, if this is successful, they could just declare this is as the first movie in a rebooted series. Someone should tell Paramount about this.

It's too late now. Paramount pulled Transformers 6 and 7 from their release dates. The franchise is just too toxic now. And this is from somebody who like this franchise better then most.

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PostSubject: Re: The Transformers Thread   Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:45 am

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Is that Starscream at 1:50?

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PostSubject: Re: The Transformers Thread   Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:57 pm

@Rhedosaurus wrote:
@V.a.nublarensis wrote:
This looks really fun and adventurous. I'll probably see it on opening weekend.

Also, I know they've said that this is a prequel to the Bayformers movies, but theoretically speaking, if this is successful, they could just declare this is as the first movie in a rebooted series. Someone should tell Paramount about this.

It's too late now. Paramount pulled Transformers 6 and 7 from their release dates.  The franchise is just too toxic now. And this is from somebody who like this franchise better then most.

It might be their only best shot at redemption, which isn't to say I think it will be a huge hit but I do think it has a fair chance at being a good film. The fact that Bay isn't directing and they're focusing on the "boy and his car" story that Spielberg wanted to be at the heart of the first Transformers movie. And moreover, the look of Bee and Starscream resembling their G1 counterparts has caused a ripple of positive buzz. These factors have been enough to goose interest, and wouldn't it be something if it proved to be a better/more financially successful film than Pac Rim Uprising.

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PostSubject: Re: The Transformers Thread   Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:20 pm

@V.a.nublarensis wrote:
This looks really fun and adventurous. I'll probably see it on opening weekend.

Also, I know they've said that this is a prequel to the Bayformers movies, but theoretically speaking, if this is successful, they could just declare this is as the first movie in a rebooted series. Someone should tell Paramount about this.

Agreed. I hate transformers but this trailer warmed my heart. I think they should push it back and reshoot parts to make it a fresh start.

I know that won’t happen but I’d like it too.

Also change the title. The shape of bumblebee.
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PostSubject: Re: The Transformers Thread   Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:43 pm

@BarrytheOnyx wrote:
@Rhedosaurus wrote:
@V.a.nublarensis wrote:
This looks really fun and adventurous. I'll probably see it on opening weekend.

Also, I know they've said that this is a prequel to the Bayformers movies, but theoretically speaking, if this is successful, they could just declare this is as the first movie in a rebooted series. Someone should tell Paramount about this.

It's too late now. Paramount pulled Transformers 6 and 7 from their release dates.  The franchise is just too toxic now. And this is from somebody who like this franchise better then most.

It might be their only best shot at redemption, which isn't to say I think it will be a huge hit but I do think it has a fair chance at being a good film. The fact that Bay isn't directing and they're focusing on the "boy and his car" story that Spielberg wanted to be at the heart of the first Transformers movie. And moreover, the look of Bee and Starscream resembling their G1 counterparts has caused a ripple of positive buzz. These factors have been enough to goose interest, and wouldn't it be something if it proved to be a better/more financially successful film than Pac Rim Uprising.

It's possible that it makes a profit, but I don't think it will be enough to save the franchise. Not unless Paramount cleans house and gets new blood in it. But even then, you might as well outright make a new Transformers franchise at that point.

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